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Muheza Group
In this Group: Asina, Elizabeth, Agnes
ASINA who is in her early 40s is married and has four children who are still going to school. She has been involved in different types of businesses, such as selling fabrics, home utensils, Batiki (tie dye) and liquid soap for ten years now. She works from 6.00 am to 8.30 pm daily and is able to make a good monthly profit.

This will be ASINA's 7th loan from Tujijenge Tanzania. She used the previous loans to buy more materials, made more Batiki pieces, and started making liquid soap. She is really doing very well. She used the profit to pay for school fees and bought a plot of land. She will use this loan to make more liquid soap and to buy more materials for making more pieces of Batiki. She dreams of building her own house.

ASINA will share this loan with her loan group "Muheza" which has three members who will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan.

Additional Information

About Tujijenge Tanzania

This loan is administered by Tujijenge Tanzania, which was founded in 2006. It has operations in Dar es Salaam, the coastal region, and the Lake Victoria region. The organization aims to reach out to micro entrepreneurs and provide them with financial and social intermediation services because capital is one of the major barriers to development and success for micro-enterprise initiatives in Tanzania.

For more information on Tujijenge Tanzania, please visit its partner page, or join its lending team.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $16,200,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1,613.5
    Tanzania Shillings (TZS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Muheza Group's $2,625 loan helped a member to buy more materials for making more tie dye pieces and to make more liquid soap.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014